09-20-2010 03:12 PM
Obviously bestbuy doesn't care about this enough to do a midnight release however I've been hearing alot of bad reports about bestbuy being rather incompetent when it comes to having the games on release date. So this is my concern will bestbuy stores listed in the site actually have the game in stores on the right date (sep.22nd even though the official servers go live on sep.21st 17:00 pdt ).. with the nature of the bonus which comes with the CE preorder it will be useless if you don't get the item on the release date, and so I would like to know before hand if bestbuy actually has recived these shipments and ready to distribute comes the release date.
Thank you for your time and support.
09-20-2010 06:31 PM
Your best bet would be to call your local Best Buy and ask.
No one here will be able to tell you if each store will have them or not.
Is this game really that popular that it would warrant a midnight release sale?
I am a huge FF fan but I just cannot picture hundreds or thousands of people camping out and lined up at midnight to buy this game.
09-22-2010 12:08 PM
Ha. That's funny. I created an account for just this reason. I pre ordered FFXIV CE for store pickup. I recieved an email stating that it was ready for pickup at the store I chose. When I showed up this morning (like the email told me to) I was let down. Not only did the customer service counter say they dont have anything in their system about my pre order THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE GAME!!!! I don't intend to bash best buy or anything but what seperates you from the rest of the gaming stores? <a competetive game store> had their pre orders the night before and were handing them out as I was told by the store manager that "the game isn't here yet. Maybe 2-3 days". <Emazon.com> would of mailed it me. Instead I canceled my <emazon.com> pre order and went with best buy because I figured who knows when the mail will get here right? Won't make this mistake ever again.
09-22-2010 12:30 PM
09-22-2010 12:46 PM
09-22-2010 12:49 PM
Sure enough my bestbuy said they didn't have it either, when I got home just now I got an e-mail from bestbuy saying "thanks for picking up your order" so we paid for nothing? awesome!
09-22-2010 12:59 PM
The store told me a shipping error caused it to not be in until Friday. Okay, I was really looking forward to playing this with the FFXIV community from day one, but I can get over that. What I cannot get over is that the store cannot be arsed to call those of use who pre-ordered to let us know. I have to drive about 45 minutes to an hour to get to any store that isn't (God forbid we mention another store..yeesh). So yeah, I was a just a bit peeved at what they told me. Come on Best Buy! I abandoned buying games just about everywhere and buy them almost exclusively from your stores and online and this is what I can expect ?